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3.0 miles from Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

Small little place. This place has the best chicken fried rice! The people were so nice. Dining area is clean and quiet. Loved it.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2020

Bill's Garden is becoming widely known as having terrific Chinese (American) food. The Sesame Chicken is very good, as is the General Tsao Chicken. Chicken fried rice well above average. Egg rolls are crunchy and much better than many. This is not at all a...fancy place. But the food is strongly recommended. We drove from St. Paul to pick up food, and we will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Bill's is my go to for Chinese food. I have too many favorites to list so I'll give you my top 3. Lo Mein, Garlic Chicken and Egg Foo Young. Great lunch specials too! It can take awhile when you order for pick up but...it's totally worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

If you like good chow mein you have to give this restaurant a try. It is the best I have ever had. It is meaty and tasty. The egg foo yung is also great. Servings are generous at a great price. I see customers ordering...many other entrees but I have not gotten past the great chicken chow mein. I am sure it is all good. The restaurant door seems to always be opening and closing. The good food here is no secret to the neighborhood. This is a family run restaurant operated by some very nice people who work 10 hours a day, six days a week. Please give them a try. Eat in or take out.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

Had an early dinner here. Takeout. Spicy pork and chicken egg rolls. Would go again only if in neighborhood

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

I love Asian food and I'm always looking for an amazing place...and Bill's fits the bill when I'm looking for Chinese. I heard about it through a coworker who attended Roosevelt High School and we ordered takeout one day at work. It was so Delicious!!...I was recently in the area and we decided to try the restaurant itself instead of doing takeout. It's a small place, nothing fancy and not really decorated, but clean. The service was fantastic...friendly and quick. The food....just wonderful...again (I thought maybe the first time was a fluke...you know how that goes)! The Szechuan chicken, chicken with broccoli, potstickers, were all amazing! They have a nice hand with spice and balancing flavor (which they do really well) and spiciness. I wish it was closer to my house, but it's worth the trip whether getting takeout or eating in. Oh..and the prices and portions are terrific!More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food. The service is second to none. I don't live anywhere near here but every chance I get this is my place for Chinese.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been going to Bill's since I was a sophomore at Roosevelt high school in minneapolis. I'm now a 37 yrs old mother of 3. Since moving down to Lakeville a few years now, we've tried alot of other chinese restaurants in the area,...but my husband still insists that Bill's is the best chinese restaurant, and he won't eat anywhere else. They are a family run business, when we first started going there it was Bill and his wife cooking and maintaing the restaurant, now we see his daughters running the front and his son running the back of the restaurant. The food is still awesome now as it was then. There prices are very reasonable considering there portions. We also order the house special fried rice and lo mein. It come with chicken, pork and jumbo whole shrimp, and they always fill the container till it overflows and you can't quite close the tabs on top. They also have the best wonton soup anywhere. I have tried wonton soup at a few other chinese restaurant and you usually just get either two large dumpling and chicken broth or a few small dumpling and maybe a bit of cabbage, but when you order from Bill's you get carrot, napa cabbage, slices of bbq pork and about 6 wontons in a delicious clear broth. Any way I could go on and on about this wonderful restaurant and it's family. In closing let me sa7ythis restaurant is the only restaurant my very picky husband and his very, very pick little eaters could will agree hand down the only place they would gladly eat every week if they could.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed September 15, 2014

The pork chow mein is served in a brown sauce, flavorful but lacking enough pork. The entire single order was mainly celery. Had this dish twice this summer, first time assuming it was just an off day in the kitchen but both times the dish...was bare of pork. Again, the taste is good but not enough meat.More

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

I always get the chicken in garlic sauce, spicy. It's a huge container for under 10 bucks. Add some cream cheese wontons and for 15 bucks you can eat for 2 days. It's good food, white meat chicken, and always hot and fresh.

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Recently remodeled. Food needs no remodel. I have been a customer since they opened decades ago. Great family. Great food.

Date of visit: July 2013
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

If you ever visit Minneapolis you need to eat here.....Yes he's had the same decor for a decade or more....Yes it's usually busy around the lunch hour with high school kids from Roosevelt scrambling to get their fried rice but that's what the draw is.Bill...and family welcomes all business and that's why this is a diamond in the rough.....Everyone who is everyone eats at Bill's and NOONE compares.....NOONE........More

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Reviewed June 10, 2008

I disagree with the previous poster. I feel that Bill's is excellent. It's different than the chain/larger Chinese restaurants, but that is what I like about it -- it's more homemade and good food. I first learned of Bill's from a friend, who learned of...it from her friend, who....you get the picture. This was about 5 years ago. After the first time, I couldn't recall exactly where it was, but we drove around for nearly an hour until we found it. It was worth it. Bill's decorum is dated, but the food is great. They have always been nothing by nice to me when I am there. They have several meals and lunches that are betwen $5-8 which include egg rolls and even dessert if you dine in. My favorites are cashew chicken, mongolian beef, sweet and sour chicken, egg foo young and more! Great food!More

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Reviewed March 12, 2008

Great food, horrible service.

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